There are so many things I love about Seville, I will list my top picks so this blog doesn’t turn into a novel. Where to begin. You can’t go wrong with visiting the Plaza de España. It’s located in the famous Maria Luisa Park. The Plaza has some breathtaking Spanish architecture with the mix of Renaissance and Moorish styles. It’s a huge half-circle structure with buildings that are connected by bridges over the moat and a fountain in the middle. I love walking through Maria Luisa Park around sunset and then hitting…

I can’t believe my time abroad is really coming to an end. Time has flown by in the blink of an eye. I am so glad I made the decision to study abroad because I have learned so many different things and places I would’ve never imagined of visiting. This whole time abroad has been so surreal, some weekends I couldn’t believe I was in a different country in the span of just 2 hours traveling. I am so thankful that I got the opportunity to be abroad and…

Going to school in another country is quite the experience. When I walk to school here in Seville, I pass by many locals of all ages going to work, school, running errands, etc. My school at home in San Luis Obispo, California, is known to be a vibrant college town filled with college students, whereas when I walk to school in Seville I see people of all ages and passing the center of Seville where I see many tourists. It’s not your average walk to school when you…

Seville is full of traditional culture and beautiful sights to see. Some include the Alcazar Palace, the Cathedral, burial site of Christopher Columbus, and the Metropol Parasol (Las Setas) which is the world’s largest wooden structure. Here is a collection of my favorite places in my host city, Seville! Daniella S. is the Fall 2016 CEA MOJO in Seville, Spain. She is currently a junior studying Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Administration at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

The CEA excursion to Morocco was one of the most unbelievable trips I have been on. We ferried from Algeciras, a port city in the south of Spain, to reach a Spanish city called Ceuta in Northern Africa. It was crazy to think it only took 45 minutes to switch continents; when we arrived I couldn’t believe I was in Africa. The first day when we went to Tetuán, we toured an art school, saw how leather is made at a tanning house, and walked through the medina…

Studying abroad in a Spanish-speaking country has been a dream of mine since I was in high school. One of the many things I love about studying abroad in Seville is listening to authentic Spanish music. In the major cities of Spain people hear more of a mix of American and Spanish music based on more tourists being there. However, here in Seville, you can see how wherever you are, you will always hear Spanish music. Going out at night, I love to be able to hear more…

One of the many reasons why I chose to study in Seville, Spain is because of the housing option, Casa de Seville. This option allows me to live in my own personal home while also having the benefit of my house mom (Filli) cooking, cleaning, and doing our laundry for my roommates and I. Although Filli lives a few houses down from us, I have already developed a close and friendly relationship with her and am able to practice my Spanish with her daily. I love the Casa de Filli….

It has nearly been 2 weeks since I left my hometown of San Diego, California to come to this beautiful city, filled with Latin culture: Seville. It has been easy for me to adjust to the Spanish lifestyle because it is similar to the Colombian culture I am apart of. Some things I find that are similar to Colombian culture here in Seville are the food, music, dance, warm hospitality, and slow-paced lifestyle. People here in Spain enjoy the company of others and not rushing through their daily…

The time has finally come for me to be living and studying in a whole new country. I had a mix of emotions and thoughts running through my head when I got to Seville. I mostly felt excited, anxious, and tired from the 18 hours of traveling. When I first arrived at my Casa de Seville I was really excited to meet the  house mom (señora) of my new home for the next 4 months. Before I left for study abroad, I knew I wanted to build a…